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Australian Reading Hour

During November, we’re inviting Australians of all ages and from all walks of life to share and celebrate the joys of reading. Whether you’re picking up a book for the first time or your head is already stuck in one, there’s plenty of books, activities and events as part of our festivities.

Thursday 12 November is the main event – Australian Reading Hour. You’re invited to stop what you’re doing for an hour, pick up a book and read to yourself or the children in your life.

At Orange City Library book a comfy chair, order a beverage on us and celebrate Australian Reading Hour. Bookings via eventbrite.

Children can also book in for the evening event 5pm – 6.30pm to do craft, build a cubby (bring your own blankets and pillows and snacks) for some fun evening reading in the Library.

Unwind, get inspired and find joy in books! From villages to towns and regional cities to farmland, orchards and the bush – the Central West Reads.

#AustraliaReads #australiareadsathome #readinghour

Happy Retirement Lyn

Staff Excellence Leadership Award 2017

After a long and distinguished career with Central West Libraries, Library Technician with our Technical Services team Lyn Bugden will be wished well on her retirement this week by her colleagues. Lyn is well known in the community for her many years of service at the Library helping people with their enquiries, reference searches, resume questions, readers advisory and organising our magazine collections. Nothing was ever too much trouble as she handled computer problems, upgrades, item tagging and WH&S behind the scenes with kindness and a smile. Congratulations on your long and rewarding career & we wish you a Happy Retirement Lyn!!!!

Take the Storytime Pledge

These school holidays, it’s time to take the Storytime Pledge.

A book. A child. A reader. A promise.

Join Australia’s science community in standing up (or sitting down) to prioritise sharing a book with a child in your life, and help our next generation reach their fullest potential.

The Storytime Pledge is a campaign being run by Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel, calling on all Australians to do one simple thing: read a book to a child.

Make your pledge here:
https://www.chiefscientist.gov.au/takethepledge

#storytimepledge

School Holiday Lego Competition

Children can enter the  LEGO Club Holiday Challenge to construct some of the Central West’s most iconic buildings. The buildings may be historic or modern. They can all be created in Lego. Take photos of the original building and your Lego version (check out Lego Legend Emma’s Emmaville Cottage).  Submit them together with your age and contact details via email to library@cwl.nsw.gov.au  and go into the prize draw. Have fun.

Children have until Wednesday 29 July to submit their entries to the competition and winners will be drawn on Saturday 1 August.

 

Free School Holiday Activity Packs

Librarians Bek and Alex with the Cardboard City Project

Get creating these school holidays with free take home Activity Packs from Orange City Library, Orange Regional Gallery and Orange Regional Museum. The Library pack features a Cardboard City Project where children can have fun constructing and decorating buildings, cars, trees and more from provided material.  Children are also invited to build some of the Central West’s most iconic buildings for the Lego Club Holiday Challenge.  Activity Packs will be ready to collect from Monday 6 July. Book your Activity Pack via eventbrite.

**Please note we have had an overwhelming response to our School Holiday Activity Packs. If you missed out on a pack, please download your own printables here.